The world is still trying to discover methods to fight against Covid-19. However, all these lockdowns and quarantine have made us all restless. As a result? Some of us might want to travel. While we strongly advise against travelling, there are some cases where you just can’t avoid it. For example, a business trip, or returning home after extensive lockdown. In these cases, you have to take proper precautions. You have to be prepared thoroughly and that’s why we are here to help. We are bringing you an ultimate guide that will help you travel during this pandemic. These instructions will also prove to be a beneficial post-COVID-19 situation. So without further ado, let’s go:
List Of The Destinations That Are Open To Tourists
The first and the foremost step to start planning a trip with your loved ones is to start by formulating a proposed list of all the destinations and places that are now welcoming people from outside countries. One should keep in consideration all the alternative courses of action and identify the pros and cons of each one of them. Only then move forward with the destined place. After the successful evaluation, he/she would be able to spot their area of interest within the appropriate options. After this whole process, one would know the safest country to travel to at this point and fulfil their long-lost desire to travel.
Keep Your Tool Kit Handy And Ready
While travelling during and post COVID-19, one must always keep their safety kit ready. Wearing masks, washing hands time-to-time, cleaning the seats of aeroplanes, cars, buses, or on whatever you are sitting on, holding back from touching your face repeatedly, all of these come under your health and security kit. Carry gloves if you think there isn’t a possibility of you going to wash your hands again and again. Carry and use your protective equipment (PPE) if need be. Travelling with appropriate safety measures would always assist you to travel more.
Check With The Facilities Of The Accommodation
Another important and considerable factor while travelling during the times of this pandemic includes checking up on the hotels in which you would be accommodating. It should be noted that many countries have still not started their operations in terms of hotels which makes it a fact that one should always be informed about the steps that are taken by the accommodations for the people coming in there. Key changes that are being held are the practice of social distancing norms, checking the temperature as well as the health of the tourist at their arrival, extra cleanliness on the check-in counter because of the regular use, and using extra disinfectant for pools, fitness areas etc.
Checking With The Local Coronavirus Restrictions
Almost every country and state has different rules and regulations that they follow at this time. The restrictions which are set by every state and county should be read and remembered to save you from any unpleasant surprise. It would be great if one would keep a track of any inconvenience at their desired destination or any other place which you are planning to stop by along the way. The places that you have planned to visit at your destination during the time of your stay should also be checked. You must have a handful of research beforehand while travelling.
Prefer Car Travel Over Air Travel
If you are planning to travel abroad, think of postponing it for a while and switch to car travel from air travel. Travelling from your car is undoubtedly safer from aeroplanes. You can pack your cleaning supplies, extra disinfectants and handy gloves in case you stop by a spot to gather some eateries. You do not have to worry about getting in close contact with people other than your family and can practice social distancing without any fear.
Do Not Travel With A Person Having Symptoms Of COVID-19
Travelling with family and friends gives immense satisfaction and pleasure to people. But it is strongly recommended that you should not travel with a person who is having even minor symptoms of COVID-19 just for the sake of togetherness. You will end up landing in a devastating hole of misery. It is important to prevent your health and immune system to save yourself from this pertaining disease. Make sure you have updated vaccinations of that infected person and keep him in high humidity areas.
WHO stated about a month ago that coronavirus will always be a part of our lives. But even so, if we follow all these steps while travelling and take some standard mandatory precautions we can outlive this devastation. We might think that what good we alone can do. But if we all think like that we might as well take this devastation into our own hands. Every little contribution counts. Take precautions and stay safe!